Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal
Volume 4, no. 2 December 2022
Rather than trying to insert Isaiah1 Harrison, Sr. into some other family’s history without any historical record evidence, we approach Isaiah1’s origins and relationships from the factual basis of Isaiah1’s own Long Island records that begin in 1684, not 1687.
This abbreviated timeline of events in the life of Isaiah1 Harrison, Sr., while living at Long Island, begins in 1684 in company with the Scudder family of Huntington, interesting given their relationship to Samuel2 Stewart, a future son-in-law of Isaiah1, Sr.
Appendix C. Part 1. Who Was the Father of Isaiah1 Harrison, the Enigmatic Blacksmith of Long Island?
Francis Burton Harrison explored the first two questions in a series of articles and stated:
Nearly every family in the new world which cherishes a memory of its past history, has some more or less shadowy legend of its own, handed down from generation to generation. Such stories cannot be dismissed with complete indifference because they often contain some kernel of truth. …
When it comes to discussing Isaiah1 Harrison, Sr. and his alleged father Rev. Thomas Harrison with other Harrisons in New England and Virginia in the 1600s, old myths about relationships between “four brothers” who came to America surface. Charles Keith, The Ancestry of Benjamin Harrison, supposes the alleged “three brothers” for ….